I'm always surprised that Christmas here is focused on staying in your house for a week, getting absolutely hammered and watching TV. For one solid week!
Me too. I found it weird that the pubs were always open for a few hours on Christmas, however I have since embraced this
There's also plenty of sales on for alcohol.
But back home, my family never spent the day drinking. Well, maybe Dad but the aim of the day wasn't to get hammered. I thought this was just my family though as no one drinks a lot.
Something else that I've noticed though are the Boxing Day sales. Before I met my husband, I had no access to a car and since buses still dont run on Boxing day, you're out of luck on reaching any sales unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for a taxi. Minor, but something I noticed :-P